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Emotional and Behavioral Tips and Tools for Holiday Gladness

How should you feel during the holidays? The better question is, “how do you feel during the holidays?" Use these emotional and behavior tips for gladness!
Emotions do not exist in a vacuum. They are influenced by our thoughts and our behaviors. As we contemplate healthy living during the holidays, the following tips and tools are designed to enhance our holiday experience and avoid a physical or emotional breakdown. Tip #1:...

Relational Tips and Tools for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for family members to enjoy each other's company, yet some struggle to look past conflict and drama. Using relational tips, you can improve your holiday season!
Ideally, the holidays are like the inspirational Hallmark holiday films where everybody pitches in, works together, and family members enjoy each other’s company.Realistically, for some families, the holidays are closer to reality television, where strong personalities, conflict, competition, and drama are more common than...

[PSYCH IN 60] Does Asperger’s Exist Anymore?

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Does Asperger's Exist Anymore? It's a fascinating and great question. And yes, it still exists. The new way of categorizing diseases and disorders got rid of that term and basically included it under the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder". I am not a fan of that term. I'm...

Spiritual and Philosophical Tips and Tools for the Holiday Season

What does the holiday season represent to you? How do find your true purpose for the holidays? It starts with your spiritual and philosophical framework.
Find Your True Meaning of the Holidays If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, it’s hard to hit the target.  That truism applies to many things in life.  It certainly applies to enjoying the holidays without sacrificing your overall health.  It’s easy to get...

How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Sacrificing Your Sanity

For many, the holidays are their favorite time of year. And yet, several of these very same people get to a point when they cannot wait for the holidays to be over. What gives? What is it about the holidays that drive people batty?I...

How Parents Can Provide a Kinder Holiday

During the holidays, try to focus on the great behaviors you see. Focusing on gratitude can create a sense of attention to what really matters.
I agreed to an Elf on the Shelf when I was in a particularly vulnerable time. My oldest was in kindergarten, and I had just gone back to work after maternity leave for baby number 3. He came home from school one day explaining...

[PSYCH IN 60] What Are Auditory Processing Disorders?

What Are Auditory Processing Disorders? Several Psych in 60 viewers have asked me to explain Auditory Processing Disorders. First, we have to understand auditory processing.Auditory processing is what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets the sounds around you. Auditory processing and hearing are not...

[PSYCH IN 60] Cognitive Distortions: What Is Catastrophizing?

What is catastrophizing? In this episode of Psych in 60, Myque Harris explains the importance of being mindful of our thoughts and ways of thinking.video
What Is Catastrophizing? Catastrophizing, or magnification, is a common cognitive distortion. This is when our mind blows things out of proportion. We tend to see the worst-case scenario in a situation without considering all of the other possibilities, especially the positive outcomes.For example, a successful...

Two Marshmallow Kid: Raising Resilient Kids – Part 6

Delay of gratification is important when raising resilient kids. As proven by psychologist Walter Mischel with his "Two Marshmallow Kid" study.
This is the final installment of a six-part series on how to raise resilient kids. There is no formula, of course, but over the years, psychologists have learned what helps build resilience in children and teens. In this series, we’ve explored several of the...

Shaving: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

As a father to three sons, I have embarked on a mission to impart in them life lessons of the utmost importance. These are my stories. Life Lesson #33- Shaving Without Major Facial Lacerations The peach fuzz had become problematic. The wispy shadow on the upper...